Italian Portoro marble
30 x 15 x 9 cm
Blackbird singing is joyously carved in from Portoro marble which is an absolutely beautiful stone. The true blacks with white and golden veining are deep and beautiful. I wanted to carve a water bird, like a loon. On the body I created subtle waves designed for one's fingers as I believe sculpture should be touched as its tactile nature grounds us in reality, activating not only our senses but also a sense of gratitude for the world we live in.